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Convicted Felon Arrested for Assault and Unlawful Possession of Firearms

COLFAX, WA – On Friday, May 6, deputies responded to a report of a Domestic Violence incident that included assault and threats of bodily harm. During the investigation, the victim told police the suspect had pointed a handgun at her and at one point threatened to kill her.


Deputies learned the incident took place at a shop located on Garfield Farmington Rd just outside Farmington. Deputies later applied for and obtained a search warrant for the residence where the incident is alleged to have occurred. During the service of the warrant, deputies made contact with the suspect, identified as 47-year-old Michael Joseph Keller, who was taken into custody at that time.


Deputies searched the property and located 14 firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition. One of the firearms located matched the description of the handgun believed to have been used during the assault. Investigators were able to confirm that Keller is a convicted felon who is unable to legally possess firearms.


Keller was booked into jail on Assault in the 2 nd degree (DV), and 14 counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. He is scheduled to have his first appearance on Monday afternoon.